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April 19, 2012

The Making Of a " Intel Inside" in Ultrabook

The list of no-nos for the thinnest ultrabooks is lengthy, according to an "engineering estimate" published by Intel recently.Ultrabooks have been the brainchild of Intel , which has seen its  "Processor "that used to make laptops, Netops and Desktops, slowly gets replaced by "Tablets"
According to CNet ,The specs for the thinnest of the thin laptops (15mm, 0.6 inch) shake out this way: no to the VGA port, "slim" 2.5-inch drives (7mm) are out, 18650/16650 batteries won't cut it, soDIMM memory, negative. And no "standard thermal solutions." (See charts below.)
Intel is more forgiving for 18mm (0.7-inch) and 21mm (0.82-inch) ultrabooks. (The latter 21mm category, for all intents and purposes, is not really an ultrabook but just a thin laptop.)


In the charts above, red means the component will not fit in the "stack-up," according to Intel. Yellow means "may not fit...without other trade-offs or customization." And green means that the component will fit. (Note that GFRP in the top chart stands for "graphite fiber-reinforced plastic."

Intel requires manufacturers to meet certain specifications in order to market a laptop as an Ultrabook. These requirements change with each release of Intel's mobile platform.


Platform
Release date
October 2011
June 2012 (expected)
2013 (expected)
Processor
Sandy Bridge Microarchitecture
Intel Core models
CULV (17 W TDP)
Ivy Bridge microarchitecture
Intel Core models
CULV
 (17 W TDP)
Haswell microarchitecture
SoC
 (15 W TDP)
Height (maximum)
18 mm for 13.3" and smaller displays
21 mm for 14.0" and larger displays[18]
18 mm for 13.3" and smaller displays
21 mm for 14.0" and larger displays[18]
23 mm for convertible tablets

Battery life (minimum)
5 hours
5 hours

Resume from hibernation (maximum)
7 seconds from S4
7 seconds from S4

Storage
no requirements
80 MB/s transfer rate (minimum)
16 GB capacity (minimum)

Ports
no requirements

Software and firmware
Intel Management Engine 7.1 (or higher)
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Management Engine 8.0 (or higher)
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology